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Well, I bought two of those kits from Kirban and I plan on using them in a couple of days. The instructions make the job sound simple. Who else has tried this and what do I need to know before I attempt it? By the way, I have power windows. The only thing I am worried about is that I think I might drop the window. Thanks.
 

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I hope that "kit" includes the book they sell on the subject! That helps a TON! "Easy"... no, but not that difficult. If you follow the guidlines given, the windows really can get much better, although mine didn't end up quite as tight as "new".

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I used the window kits, they are not bad to install. I also installed new door sill weatherstripping when I installed the window kits. I was very impressed by the solid, rigid feel of the windows when I finished the project, but some of that might be because of the new door sill kit also. Make sure you wd-40 or grease up the door locks while you are in there.
I am going to do the window perimeter weatherstipping next, however I have to find aftermarket weatherstripping that is worth installing. Most of the aftermarket weatherstriping that I see is junk when compared to the OEM buick stuff.
Tim
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p.s. Hey Jay! I have one of your TB's! Thanks for the good work!
 

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I have those window seals too, and I am going to tackle the weather stripping as well. I bought an aftermarket set from Kirban, hope they work because those GM pieces are too expensive.
 

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Whats in this kit you bought?
I havent looked at a kirbans book for awhile?
I have the how too book. But that didnt seem to help me..


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The kit consists of a few new brackets and the hardware to attach them. The kit also includes new pannel clips because not too many people know how to remove pannels without breaking the clips. The kit uses screws instead of rivets to make life simpler.
 
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